Tue. Mar 5th, 2024

The organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), Tuesday, hinted that it could reconsider its planned nationwide protest scheduled to start on Wednesday.

TUC President, Festus Osifo, spoke to State House reporters after the rescheduled meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on Palliatives held at the Conference Hall of the Chief of Staff to the President, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said while President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s announced measures were welcoming, they were not comprehensive enough.

“Then on the government part, you ask something about the protests, yes they also appealed that we should shelve the protest,” he said.
“Our response was that we are going to go back this evening and also have a conversation around that and you will hear from us at the end of that conversation.”

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the organised Labour as a listening organisation that would not go ahead with its planned protests after listening to President Tinubu’s national broadcast to the nation.

He said: “Basically, we laid out the plan and the intervention of the President as you all heard in his broadcast yesterday. We made it clear that this was Mr President’s initial roll out interventions and then the conversations will be ongoing as we go along.

“We indeed appealed to labour to call off their protests for tomorrow. We’ve found listening ears here and they all accepted that Mr. President’s broadcast was a welcome development and that they’ll go back home to talk to the other leaders.

“So, we’re hopeful that they will be do the right thing and not protest tomorrow.”

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